Gary Schmitt is a resident scholar in strategic studies and American institutions at the American Enterprise Institute.
Even if Biden could justify U.S. intervention without congressional approval, it’s politically important to have the legislative branch on board.
Joe Biden’s statements on Taiwan and Russia’s nuclear threat have consequences.
Nominating unqualified candidates in the primary could be costly in November.
If she does not go, Beijing will have taken the measure of another American White House and found it to be more bark than bite.
Russia’s aggression has prompted a formal Strategic Concept that is light years beyond what could have been agreed to even a year ago.
There can be no real peace for Ukraine and no peace of mind for Eastern Europe if Vladimir Putin remains in power.
It’s time for an increase in America’s real ‘hard power.’
Congress reassesses which Authorizations for the Use of Military Force are past their sell-by date.
Whether late-breaking intelligence supported significantly greater defenses remains to be seen.
The primary system has yielded nominees who are noteworthy less for their governing experience and more for their sales pitches to the people.